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TFH Live, 11/10: Catch-Up, Reflections, Open Phones

Their Finest Hour returns live to Vigilant Liberty Radio tonight at 10pm Eastern, 7pm Pacific! I’ve got lots to attend to on this evening’s program, so please tune in and join in our chatroom! (Refresh the page at showtime to get the live stream in the player.)

First up, I’ve unfortunately gotten a little bit behind on my 70th anniversary World War II Medal of Honor posts on the blog, so throughout the show tonight I’m going to be reading the citations and stories of the brave men whose action anniversaries I missed over the last week.

Then, yesterday (November 9th) was the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, so I’ll be recounting my recollection from that time as a child of the Cold War.

I had a epic time last week on VLR’s election night special, and I haven’t given any closing thoughts yet, so I’ll look back at the wave of 2014 and look ahead to the future of the GOP-run 114th Congress.

I’m sure I’ll come up with some other topics and news stories to comment on, plus I’ll be opening up the phones so tune in for call in instructions!

10E/9C/8M/7P – again, please join me in the chat room or you can listen using the player at right, direct on Spreaker, or using a Spreaker mobile device app.

Tonight’s replay here! I was joined by both Amanda McCallister (@RightInPlanning) and Becca Lower (@BeccaJLower)! (Click “Spreaker” in the player if you want to download an MP3 for offline listening.)

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TFH 3/11: One-Hundred and Twenty-Four Lithuanian Patriots

Most American Patriots know that on July 2, 1776 the Continental Congress adopted the Lee Resolution, establishing the American colonies as the United States. All Americans know July 4, 1776 as the day the Declaration of Independence was agreed to, then being signed likely on August 2, 1776. Fifty-six brave, principled men affixed their name to the Declaration, stating “with a firm Reliance on the Protection of the divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor” that it was “their Right,…their Duty to throw off such [tyrannical] Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.” They faced an enormous task. They had stood up against a worldwide empire; the largest political, military, and economic force in the world. Eventually, they were successful. Why do I lead with that summary of our genesis as the United States?

Lithuania first declared independence from other European states on February 16, 1918. Their sovereignty lasted but two decades. Per the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, Lithuania was “allocated” to the Soviet Union who occupied Lithuania (along with Estonia and Latvia) beginning June 15, 1940. Their country was ravaged, their governments removed, their rights abolished, their property seized; those who resisted were arrested and deported to Stalin’s gulags. Lithuanians then saw Soviet tyranny replaced by Nazi tyranny during World War II. 1944 saw Soviet rule and control reimposed on the Lithuanians. For the next 46 years, they lived as Communist slaves under the Soviet Union.

Continue reading TFH 3/11: One-Hundred and Twenty-Four Lithuanian Patriots

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